Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day Green Boxty!

Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake. It's made of a mixture of mashed and grated potatoes, flour, milk and eggs; resulting in a unique texture that’s part pancake & part hash brown. This Saint Patrick's Day we did something special, we made them Green & Gluten-Free!

As the old saying goes:

"Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, If you can't make boxty, you'll never get your man"

Green Boxty


1 large Japanese Yam *
(1/2 -finely grated raw + 1/2 cooked mashed)
1/4 cup of parsely
2 green onions
1/2 cup of white rice flour
3/4 cup of brown rice flour
1 egg white
1 cup of milk
1 TSBP of grapeseed oil (for frying)

* Note: Traditionally Boxty is made with potatoes, for those who are intolerant or allergic Japanese Yams, Rutabaga, or Turnips make a great substitute.  


1) Wash and peal the yam. Then cut it in half. Grate the 1st half of the yam and set aside. Take the 2nd half and either boil or steam until super soft.

2) In the meantime, wash parsley & wash and chop green onions.

3)When the yam is done cooking mash it and let it cool.

4) Using a food processor combine, parsley and green onions until there chopped well; then add the mashed yam. Combine until the mixture is green.

5) In a large mixing bowl combine the grated and green mashed yam together.

6)Then add the white and brown rice flour mixture.

7) Beat egg white and add to mixture, then slowly add the milk to make a thick batter that will drop from a spoon.

8) Fire up the skillet on medium heat and add 1TBSP of grape-seed oil.

9) Drop tablespoonfuls of batter on to skillet and cook over medium heat for 3-4 mins on each side. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saint Patricks Day "Potato" Candy

Yams? You'd never guess by tasting this Irish treat. We've add a healthy new twist to this holiday classic. Rolled in coconut, these sweets make the perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert.


1 Japanese or Garnet Yam
1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
2 tablespoon of honey or agave syrup
1/3 cup of Bob's Red Mill Arrowroot flour/starch
1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut (sweet or unsweetened)

[substitutions: either rutabaga or turnip + an extra 2 TBSP of honey or agave]


1) Peel Yam and either boil in water or steam until soft.

2) In a mixing bowl, mash the cooked Yam. Then- this is key- let the it cool completely, or else the starch will melt.

3 )Mix in Vanilla extract and 2 TBPS of agave/honey- Taste, add more if necessary.

4) Then add Arrowroot flour/starch + 3/4 of a cup of shredded coconut to mixture.The mixture should be stiff, of it isn't then add more shredded coconut.

5) Put 1/2 the shredded coconut on to a plate. Then take teaspoonful of the mixture and roll into little ball. Roll balls into the coconut, until fully covered. Repeat.

6) Chill the finished candies until your ready to serve.  

makes 3-4 dozen

Happy St. Patrick's Day ^^

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

$25 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway!

In celebration of her new blog design and launch, The Frugal Greenish Mama is giving a away a $25 Whole Foods gift card to one lucky winner! Interested in entering? Go here and follow the instructions!